Multiple sclerosis does not have a cure and our neurologist’s job is to help manage the progression of the disease and it’s symptoms. When I first got diagnosed and would visit my doctor for any share an ailment, it seemed his solution was medication in hopes to make me more comfortable.
My fatigue was intense and I was given a stimulant to give me energy. I was no longer tired, but extremely anxious. When I told my doctor this he prescribed me an anxiety medication. Still anxious, I was also irritable, possibly depressed and became an insomniac. Next, my doctor offered to prescribe an antidepressant and sleeping pills.
You can see how this cyclical job of prescribing medication after medication can be helpful, but also hurtful. It was difficult for me to understand while taking the addictive medication, but once I went to a new neurologist who helped opened my eyes to this.
Have you noticed medicines doing more harm than good?